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Module code:BIOS2001(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Writing and Presenting Bioscience
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:B King
Organiser's location:Huntley St. Building, B50
Organiser's email:b.king@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):2,3,
Module prerequisites:Background knowledge in PHOL1001 (Mammalian Physiology), and/or PHAR1001 (Introduction to Mechanisms in Drug Action) and/or NEUR1004 (Introduction to Neuroscience). If you wish to join from a different background, please contact the Module Organiser. 
Module outline:This is a half-unit course, offering a library project to 2nd year students to conduct research in the Biosciences field, on an essay topic supervised by a member of staff from the Division of Biosciences and its associated departments. The module aims to improve transferable skills in formal writing and oral presentation, with the view to preparing students for their higher-tariff project in the 3rd year and, afterwards, for today's labour market which prizes good communication skills. 
Module aims:1. For students to enhance their knowledge of Biosciences, in the core academic subjects of the NPP and CDB Research Departments. 2. For students to be competent in using library facilities, including electronic databases/resources and journals. 3. To enhance written and oral presentation skills. 4. To encourage the use of computers for the production of formal reports. 5. To introduce students to preparing an extended dissertation and oral presentation on a selected theme of current research in Biosciences. 6. To introduce students to experimental design and research.  
Module objectives:Students should gain the following: 1. Knowledge of a modern theme of scientific research in the core academic subjects of the NPP and CDB Research Departments. 2. Ability to research the literature for information on Bioscience and its related subjects. 3. Ability to write a scientific dissertation to a specified length and format (as a word-processed document), for a given deadline. 4. Ability to plan experiments to tackle specific research problems. 5. Ability to give oral and written presentations to both scientific and non-expert audiences.  
Key skills provided by module:IT-based data collection, manipulation and presentation. Use of databases to confirm scientific principles. Preparing an original extended dissertation. Use of electronic databases for themed literature searches. Preparing an oral presentation and contributing to scientific debate. 
Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=BIOS2001 
Module assessment:Dissertation (5,000 words) 80.00%.
Oral presentation (15 minutes) 20.00%. 
Notes:This course runs over Terms 1 and 2, and can be taken in conjunction with PHOL2001 (Animal and Human Physiology).  
Taking this module as an option?:N/A 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)http://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/  
Last updated:2014-07-15 12:26:45 by ucgbbki